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Title Letter [manuscript]: Washington, [D.C.], to David Brydie Mitchell, Creek Agency, Ga., 1818 Mar. 21
Author Tait, Charles (1768-1835)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 21, 1818, letter from Charles Tait to David Brydie Mitchell, Creek Indian agent, notifying him that the U.S. Senate had ratified the Jan. 22, 1818, treaty Mitchell negotiated with the Creek Indians. Tait discusses Georgia’s acquisition of 2,500,000 acres through this treaty and another concluded with the Cherokee Indians the previous summer. He also informs Mitchell that it is the policy of the federal government to remove all Indian tribes west of the Mississippi as soon as possible, that Congress has appropriated funds to repair the road from Fort Hawkins to Fort Stoddard, and that he intends to move to Alabama.
Names Mitchell, David Brydie (1766-1837)
Places Mississippi River, Fort Hawkins, Fort Stoddard, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Alabama, United States
Keywords agent, treaty, negotiation, removal, relocation, land cession, land tenure, Congress of the United States, fort, transportation, expenses, road, legislature
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast, Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 872
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue